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The Arca Actions & Achievements 2019 Report is now available!

Read about:

  • The value of Arca for participating organizations, students, and researchers
  • A unique collection of local cookbooks
  • A quote from a very happy researcher
  • A look ahead to 2020
Cover of Illume Actions & Achievements 2019 report; image shows two young children reading a book outside in a field.

The Illume Actions & Achievements 2019 Report is now available!

Read about:

  • Software infrastructure improvements
  • New branding look and feel
  • A look ahead to 2020
Image of the cover of the AskAway Actions & Achievements 2019 Report: A photo of a person smiling and working on a laptop.

The AskAway Actions & Achievements 2019 Report is now available!

Read about:

  • AskAway's value for learners, educators, and researchers
  • New chat reference software and extended service hours
  • What's ahead for 2020
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The WriteAway Actions & Achievements 2019 Report is now available!

Read about:

  • The service's refreshed look and feel
  • The difference WriteAway makes for students
  • What's ahead for 2020

 

 

Download the report at:

https://bceln.ca/sites/default/files/reports/Actions_Achievements_WriteAway_2019_0.pdf

Image of the cover of the Innovation & Success 2019 Report: A photo of a woman looking at her computer while holding a book.

We are proud to share the 2019 BC ELN Innovation & Success report.

In these turbulent times, we think it's as important as ever to emphasize the power of collaboration. This report highlights the incredible benefits BC ELN delivers with its core areas: collaborative licensing, resource sharing, learning support, and shared services, thanks to the cooperation of partner libraries.

 

**Last Updated: July 10, 2020**

As work and educational priorities shift in response to COVID-19, BC ELN recognizes that institutions have largely moved to online modes of service delivery.

BC ELN resources and services are viable options to support institutions during this disruption. For the most part, we do not anticipate interruptions for members. The BC ELN team is currently working remotely, and staff monitor services from home. We are available as usual through phone and email.

The 4th Quarter (up to December) 2019 BC Open Textbook MARC records (full sets and additions in RDA) are now available: BC Open Textbook MARC Records

Questions? Contact Myfanwy Postgate.

We're excited to announce that our Permissions Project is now complete and new licensing information is now easily accessible on the BC ELN website for over 65 reseouces.

BC ELN is committed to strengthening its licensing program and supporting partner libraries by clearly communicating the terms and conditions of access to licensed resources that are negotiated on their behalf. The purpose of the Permissions Project was to expand and sharpen the licensing information included on the BC ELN website.

Provider neutral BC Legislative Library MARC records for October and November 2019 are now available for free download on the Legislative Library MARC Records page.

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BC ELN and COPPUL are pleased to welcome Emily Carr University of Art + Design into COPPUL's WestVault preservation network. Thanks to the work of Brandon Weigel, Manager of BCELN's Arca digital repository program, and COPPUL's former CDSN coordinator, Corey Davis, COPPUL and BC ELN have entered into an informal agreement with BCELN to allow members of Arca  to use the COPPUL WestVault services, and vice versa.  The Arca platform fully automates the deposit of repository content into COPPUL's WestVault LOCKSS-based preservation network.

Dive into AskAway news with the AskAway Chat Box December 2019:

  • New service hours a success
  • Launching new chat reference software LibraryH3lp
  • Learn more about the Advisory Committee
  • Investigating proactive chat
  • Transitioning to APA 7th edition

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The British Columbia Electronic Library Network (BC ELN) invites applications for a continuing Librarian position.

Reporting to the BC ELN Executive Director, the Librarian works as part of a team responsible for planning, developing, and implementing innovative projects in support of BC ELN and its service areas. The Librarian’s primary responsibility is to oversee the coordination and promotion of BC ELN electronic database services, including those of the Electronic Health Library of BC (eHLbc).

The 3rd Quarter (up to September 25th) 2019 BC Open Textbook MARC records (full sets and additions in RDA) are now available: BC Open Textbook MARC Records

Questions? Contact Sunni Nishimura.

Provider neutral BC Legislative Library MARC records for July and August 2019 are now available for free download on the Legislative Library MARC Records page.

Questions? Contact:

Provider neutral BC Legislative Library MARC records for June 2019 are now available for free download on the Legislative Library MARC Records page.

Questions? Contact:

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Burnaby – OutLook OnLine, the technical and support infrastructure that underpins resource sharing throughout much of BC, has been rebranded as Illume. The adoption of a new name for this long-standing provincial interlibrary loan service coincides with a major upgrade of the underlying software, SHAREit, which migrated to version 6 in early July.

The latest BC Open Textbook (2nd Quarter June 2019) and provider neutral BC Legislative Library MARC records for May 2019 are now available for free download.

Questions? Contact:

Image of the cover of the WriteAway Actions & Achievements 2018 Report: A photo of a man working on his laptop with a mug beside him.

Just released: WriteAway Actions & Achievements 2018!
Read about:

  • The benefits to participating institutions and students
  • The year's accomplishments and projected financials
  • What's ahead for 2019

Download the report at: https://bceln.ca/sites/default/files/reports/Actions_Achievements_WriteAway_2018.pdf

Image of the cover of the AskAway Actions & Achievements 2018 Report: A photo of a woman working on her laptop.

The AskAway Actions and Achievements 2018 is now available.

This year’s report features:

Burnaby, British Columbia - The British Columbia Electronic Library Network (BC ELN) is pleased to announce that LibraryH3lp has been selected as the new software platform to support AskAway, B.C.’s award-winning post-secondary chat reference service. Beginning May 13, 2019, students, educators, and researchers across the province will be able to access the AskAway service via LibraryH3lp.

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